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What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple Watch#PopSugarTech#price#smartwatch#wearable Related Posts nicole nguyen Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Editor’s Note: This was originally published by our partners at PopSugarTech. Whoa — we did not expect a price tag this steep for the Apple Watch. During Apple’s September announcement, CEO Tim Cook said the smartwatch would start at $349. But today, iGen.fr is reporting that the wearable tech could cost up to $5,000 for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition. It’s likely that the initially announced $349 price is referring to the Apple Watch Sport edition. The outlet also claims that the stainless steel band version will cost around $500.Go on a vacation or buy a superluxe Apple Watch? Up to you.Apple’s head of retail recently unveiled that the Apple Watch won’t arrive until Spring, to the dismay of many who just want an iOS smartwatch on their wrist already. Would you drop a couple grand on a smartwatch? Let us know.Read More From PopSugarTech:So That’s Why It’s Always 9:41 On Apple Ads12 Tech-Challenged People Who Failed At Their 1 JobThis Is The Best Holiday Deal Of The YearWhat Now, Apple? Website Publishes Photos Of More Than 300 Bent iPhonesBill Nye Just Took Reddit AMAs To A New Level Of Awesome
Kolkata: The Samajsevi Sangha puja at Lake Road is etching out the life of the daily labourers through their pandal ambience and décor during the Durga Puja that has stepped into its 74th year.”It is the daily labourers who are the architect behind every creation but common people are ignorant about their activities. Our aim is to provide the pandal hoppers a glimpse of the places where they live, the equipment they require for their work and various other aspects of their life through our pandal . It is an attempt to pay tribute to the daily labourers for the hard work they put in to make us happy,” said Arijit Maitra, general secretary of Samajsevi club Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMany of these labourers in the city come from other states and live in dingy lanes and bylanes in the city and face a lot of hardships. But everyday they come in the morning at their respective work places and work tirelessly through out the day to return to their residences in the evening. The concept for the pandal’s décor has been conceived by Pradip Das and instruments used by them like hammer, spade , sickle etc will deck up the pandal. The Durga idol and her entourage made by Pintu Sikdar will be of sabeki style but in sync with the theme of the pandal. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe pandal has been divided into two distinct phases. When a person enters he will get an idea of the various activities of the labourers and as he enters in the interiors he will get to know about their place of stay which is gloomy and often devoid of basic amenities. However, there will be a sense of positivity as people will get to know how they celebrate and take part in various festivals. “Just outside the pandal there will be an installation wall which will have a collage of pictures of the people who are working in our pandal to give vent to the concept that we are churning out through our puja,” Maitra added. As part of its social activity, the Club is also involving the autistic children in their puja. ” We have tied up with the Autism Society of West Bengal in Mukundapur and children associated with the Society along with their parents have been invited to be a part of our puja,” he maintained. There will be a separate entry gate for these children, several support equipment for them and a ‘quiet room’ where they can spent time on their own in a relaxed manner if they are suddenly gripped by some sort of restlessness.
APTN National NewsThe landfill on Six Nations reached its breaking point after trash that included hazardous waste erupted in a chemical fire.The incident put local residents on alert for a possible evacuation.It is just the latest in the ongoing waste problem in the community.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has this story.
Patrick Ewing is the most prominent athlete to come out of Georgetown University, a player for the ages that helped solidify the Hoyas, along with coach John Thompson, as a national powerhouse in the 1980s.Now Ewing is giving back to Thompson and Georgetown.Ewing and longtime agent David Falk are donating $3.3 million to the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Facility, a $60 million, 144,000-square-foot building on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus. It will house practice courts, training facilities, meeting rooms and offices. The facility will serve all 29 of the Hoyas’ scholarship sports.Georgetown is expected to break ground on the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Facility this summer.“Coach Thompson was my coach, mentor and friend,” Ewing said in a release. “He guided me through a very formative period in my life and helped me prepare for success on and off the court. Giving back to the university in his honor is special.”Ewing and Thompson led Georgetown to the 1984 national title and reached the Final Four three times in four years. Falk, a prominent NBA agent who also represented Michael Jordan’s NBA career, once called Thompson “the most influential person in my life — other than my mother.”“This is a very special opportunity for me to honor a man I love and respect,” Falk said in a release. “To do it together with Patrick Ewing, who was a dominant figure in both John’s basketball program and in my career, makes it even more rewarding.”The donation amount of $3.3 million is an intentional callback to the No. 33 uniform Ewing made famous at Georgetown. In 2011, Falk, a Syracuse alumnus, pledged $15 million to his alma mater, helping to create the David B. Falk Center for Sports Management.
Delhi Tourism is back with the annual Teej Festival at Dilli Haat in Janakpuri that has a lot in store for the visitors. A festival of feasts and celebrations, Teej marks the welcome of the monsoon season during the month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Saawan.’ The festival is primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Hence, it is also said to be an auspicious occasion for married women to be blessed with marital bliss. It is widely celebrated by women in North India especially in the state of Rajasthan. Also Read – American Crime Story 3 to chronicle Clinton’s impeachmentOne of the highlighting features of Teej is the coming together of women enjoying the Teej Jhula, a swing hung from trees in villages and towns. The celebrations are accompanied applying Mehendi and sharing festive delicacies.The festival will be celebrated with an array of events lined up to mark this uplifting occasion. The main attractions of the event will include Mehandikars, Churi and Rakhi Stalls, Languishing Arts, Handicraft and Handloom items, home décor, Rajasthani food and other delectables amidst Cultural Programme by Department of Tourism, Govternment of Rajasthan on August 5 and August 6. Sahitya Kala Parishad, GNCTD will be on August 7. The competitions that will be organised include, Rangoli Competition on August 5 , Bindi Competition on August 6 ,Mehandi Competition on August 7 starting 11AM onwards to 10 PM.
November 15, 2013 Register Now » In today’s edition of the daily head-scratcher: A fluffy, talkative stuffed animal creature with a funny-sounding name has gone from startup accelerator to Apple’s shelves in just over a year.The Ubooly is a stuffed creature that has a sleeve to hold either an iPhone or an iPad mini. With the Ubooly downloadable application, the creature, which comes in a variety of bright, kid-friendly colors, talks to kids and directs them to play games and go on imagined adventures.Last week, the Ubooly toy hit Apple stores in Japan and Europe. Yesterday, it hit Toys R Us stores in Japan.Related: IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson’s ‘Brain’ for EveryoneThis foreign expansion comes on the heels of the toy’s second Kickstarter campaign, which closed at the end of October raised more than $51,000, twice the goal of $25,000. Its first Kickstarter campaign raised half that last year.But that’s chump change compared to the $2.5 million that Ubooly has raised in venture capital investments, led by Japanese investor SoftTech VC, Silicon Valley-based Translink Capital, and early-stage seed investor 500 Startups.One reason Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly was able to get on the shelves of prime retailers in Japan is because of the connections provided from Japan-based investment firm SoftTech VC.Related: Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report ShowsCarly Gloge, a Canadian website and application design professional and the co-founder of Ubooly, got her sea legs with the toy at the famous TechStars accelerator program in Boulder in the summer of 2012.The Ubooly team picked the quirky name because of numerous studies showing that sounds like “ooh” and “aah” are soothing. They brainstormed 20 various combinations and then tested the names on parents and kids. The combination that creates “Ubooly” was the crowd favorite, by leaps and bounds.The app for the Ubooly is free and available on the Apple iTunes store. The toy itself costs $29.95. Additional packs of applications not available on the free download go for $3 each.Related: Apple Tops List of World’s Most Innovative Companies… AgainCheck out the video below that explains how the toy works: Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read
How Success Happens 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Now October 23, 2018 It’s no secret that growth in the entrepreneur ecosystem means growth in the local and national economy. Sure, Silicon Valley may be perceived as the epicenter of innovation, but more and more cities and states are investing in entrepreneurship to not only build the next new technology and medical innovation, they are also investing in the present and future of their residents. In fact, creating capital, markets and talent more accessible and eliminating excessive regulations that impair innovation may may increase GDP by nearly 7% in the next decade through job creation, revenue and large scale transactions.A few months ago, I spoke at the Startup Maine event in Portland. I hadn’t been to Portland in nearly 25 years. To say the city has changed is an understatement. The truth is I don’t remember much about my Portland visit years ago beyond that the people were extremely welcoming. The small city itself wasn’t that memorable. Fast forward to this summer and I found a renewed city I won’t long forget. The city has blossomed with a great food scene, a lively nightlife and a growing entrepreneur ecosystem without losing its Maine essence. “As Maine’s economic capital, Portland’s economy has evolved over the years, shifting from fishing, manufacturing and agriculture towards a more service-based economy. One common thread that has remained a constant to the ethos of Maine’s ‘brand’ is a high degree of craftsmanship, integrity, and ingenuity,” says Betsy Peters, Entrepreneur and Founder of 230Trees in Portland. Still, the city found itself in the familiar position of falling victim to an institutionalized imbalance of power.Related: It’s Not About Disruption — Industry Transformation Is About New MarketsAnother sexual harassment scandal in the newsEarlier this year a few key pillars of the ecosystem were accused of and admitted to sexual harassment allegations, including Jess Knox, the public face of Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) and Venture Hall, he was recognized as instrumental in leading several women in the community. The fallout, of course, hit the community hard. According to Peters, and her peers Raffi Der Simonian, Der Simonian LLC and Adam Nyhan, Opticliff Law, Venture Hall was on the verge of accepting a $425,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to bring new healthcare businesses to connect with Maine-based enterprises including Maine Health and Unum.Perhaps due to the large population of transplants from places like Massachusetts, California and New York mixed with the practical Yankee ingenuity and locally-raised Mainers, this crisis was by no means the end of the story. Peters, Der Simonian and Nyhan quickly regrouped with their community to create an ecosystem worthy of growth and opportunity for all. “For the many volunteers who have been working on MSWC for several years, there was more of a short pause than an existential crisis,” says Peters.Related: Which Is a Better City for Startups, San Francisco or New York City?A familiar problem, a very different responseRather than stopping at the short-term approach of firing the accused executives without any real change to the system that made this behavior possible in the first place or becoming paralyzed by fear or anger, Portland’s business and local community leaders, including some of the accusers, came together to understand how one person could yield so much power over a program that serves and is owned by the community in which it resides. “Our failure was around the amount of power Jess was given versus the lack of governance around him,” says Peters.Immediately following the crisis, MSCW was rebranded to Startup Maine under new leadership. MaineCanDo was formed by member of the ecosystem and victims’ rights advocates to define and create a systematic community response that includes online practical tools and a pledge of accountability that has been signed by over 350 organizations and individuals including DC politicians, banks, business executives, VCs and public companies.What is so refreshing about the response by the Portland community can be seen in how they uniquely define success beyond the hard numbers traditionally used to determine the health and viability of an ecosystem. Of course Portland faces the same challenges many other cities face when it comes to attracting supernova startups and founders, like a limited talent pool from a small population, a lack of big-name logos and a condensed pool of resources and investors. In true Maine ingenuity, Peters and her fellow ecosystem leaders see the real opportunity lays in redefining what an entrepreneur looks like. “We need to encourage clusters and high-growth businesses, but we also need to enlarge the tent to encourage all types of new businesses to create a scene that is authentically Maine,” says Peters.Underpinning their uniquely Maine approach to entrepreneurship as an economic booster, Portland uses the Maine Development Foundation Measures of Growth report in replacement of the traditional annual report which focuses primarily on dollars and cents. First installed in 1993, the Measures of Growth Report analyzes key metrics in three categories: economy, community and environment. The convergence of these categories defines the one value that Maine is known for: quality of life.Related: What Every Disrupter Needs to Know About TransformationValuable take-aways from the convergenceRather than focus on saving a broken system, Der Simonian and Nyhan worked together with several local leaders to understand how their ecosystem enabled the challenges it faced and what needed to be disrupted so that history does not have a chance to repeat itself. Their reflection was undeniably by the people and for the people — just like the state in which they reside:Talk openly about the hard, uncomfortable topics that create toxicity. Don’t be afraid to call out bad behavior or speak up on behalf of those who may not feel confident to be a solo voice in the crowd.Do not give all the power to the few. From contracts to project leadership to relationships with people of power, it truly takes a large village to cultivate a thriving ecosystem. Make sure power and influence are intentionally shared.Live by Peter Drucker’s wise advice: Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Rather than dealing with harassment as a separate issue, prevent harassment in how business is done, not in addition. Embedded is the exception of inclusion in every aspect of HR and people relations — without exception and with full visibility, and personal and shared accountability.Create a true governance model whereby every executive and person of influence is held to a high standard of ethics. Ensure that financial oversight provides the highest levels of transparency and personal accountability, starting with the board.View inclusion as a strategy, not as an afterthought. Intentionally embed inclusion goals that implement consistent equitable practices which reward talent regardless of population segment. 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